Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Slowing Down

... or not? I've spent the last couple of days worrying because Herbie's been lagging behind on walks, not showing much interest, and I've been thinking "uh oh, bad sign".

Tonight he saw Guinness, the black lab, a few hundred yards away, and sprinted off to see her. I think he's just bored. The trouble is, he's also a very conservative dog who doesn't take well to change, and if I take him somewhere new, he spends a lot of time trying to herd me back to the car. Greyhounds may have no interest in herding sheep, but they can definitely herd humans - put a pair of greyhounds on the lead on a rainy morning and see what happens!

2 comments:

cowprintdoggie said...

I rescued Stella at three months. I was blown away by the fact that this puppy, while playful at times, was still pretty lazy. And she'd sleep in forever. Worried, I took her to the vet. The diagnosis? She has Greyhounditis. Or something like that. Yup, bored, being a Greyhound, they can appear to be a lot "worse" than they actually are! Glad that Herbiekins found something interesting--finally!!

Teresa said...

Of course! Who doesn't want to bound up to a black lab?! I'm happy to hear he's off and running again.